Biology Major (B.S.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Biology Major Requirements
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 213Introduction to Ecology4
BIOL 230Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
BIOL 417Evolutionary Biology3
Biology Major Electives
Complete four requirements (see list below)16
Collateral Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
Collateral Physics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
University Physics I
and University Physics II
College Physics I
and College Physics II
Collateral Mathematics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
Statistics for the Biological Sciences
and Calculus A
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Total Credits71

Biology Major Electives

Complete the four requirements, including at least one 4-credit course (One course cannot be used in 2 areas)

Cell and Molecular
Select one of the following:3
Microbiology
Toxicology
Population Genetics
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology
Experimental Molecular Biology
Cell Physiology
Immunology
Endocrinology
Virology
Microbial Genetics
Neurobiology
Medical Genetics
Biology of Cancer
Research Community I: Molecular Biology
Research Community II: Molecular Biology
Statistical Genomics
Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular Ecology
Genomics
Ecology
Select one of the following:3
Aquatic Biological Processes
Introduction to Marine Biology
Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues
Introduction to Animal Behavior
Principles of Ecology
Population Genetics
Economic Botany
New Jersey Flora
Herpetology
Ornithology
Entomology
Phylogenetic Zoology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Biological Oceanography
Aquatic Ecology
Research Community I: Ecology
Research Community II: Ecology
Molecular Ecology
Organismal
Select one of the following:3
Toxicology
Elementary Plant Physiology
Medical Entomology
Developmental Biology
Biology of Animal Parasites
Gross Mammalian Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
Human Physiology
Vertebrate Embryology
Immunology
Endocrinology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Mammalian Microanatomy
Medical Microbiology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Virology
Neurobiology
Biology of Cancer
Research Community I: Organism Biology
Research Community II: Organism Biology
Selected Topics in Organismal Biology
Additional Elective
Select two of the following:7
Introduction to Marine Biology
Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues
Introduction to Animal Behavior
Microbiology
Introduction to Bio-Imaging
Principles of Ecology
Plant and Animal Histological Techniques
Cell Culture
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education)
Toxicology
Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy
Population Genetics
Biology Independent Research
Economic Botany
Elementary Plant Physiology
New Jersey Flora
Herpetology
Ornithology
Entomology
Medical Entomology
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology
Experimental Molecular Biology
Phylogenetic Zoology
Biology of Animal Parasites
Gross Mammalian Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
Human Physiology
Vertebrate Embryology
Cell Physiology
Immunology
Endocrinology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Mammalian Microanatomy
Medical Microbiology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Virology
Microbial Genetics
Biological Oceanography
Aquatic Ecology
Neurobiology
Medical Genetics
Biology of Cancer
Research Community I: Organism Biology
Research Community II: Organism Biology
Research Community I: Molecular Biology
Research Community II: Molecular Biology
Research Community I: Ecology
Research Community II: Ecology
Selected Topics in Biology
Statistical Genomics
Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
Selected Topics in Organismal Biology
Senior Seminar in Biology
Research in Biology Literature
Senior Colloquium
Molecular Ecology
Genomics
Biochemistry I
Total Credits16